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UAlbany vs UMass 93-69

UAlbany vs UMass 93-69

Article By: Azarr Johnson

Photo By: Bill Ziskin

“They are 5 time American East Champions, there is a culture that comes with that doesn’t just go away when people graduate, there’s a confidence that comes with that,there’s an aire that comes with that, with the returners and the players that are recruited into the program, that allow player to think hey were good and we know were good and we have the championships to prove it. I think good programs when they have good players that graduate, they have good players ready to step up and anxious to step up,they haven’t missed a beat and they are a strong team. “UMAss Lowell coach quote after losing to UAlbany 93-69”

The storyline coming into the game was Albany was coming off a loss to Dartmouth, putting them in the middle of the pack in the conference with a 6-7 record and beginningconference play. With a new year and a clean slate of conference play ahead, UMass Lowell a 3-10 team is exactly the type of team/game they needed to start there conferenceplay for the season. For the most part as expected, Albany started out controlling the pace of the game with defense, fast break points and steals, as they took the lead in the first period 26-12. The quick start was lead by the Jessica Fequiere (6), Baily Hixson (6) andImani Tate who lead in scoring with 8 in the first period. Even with the fast start asexpected, UMass Lowell responded, coming out swinging and cutting to lead to 8 at the9:13 mark (26-18). Albany responded to there run, by building the lead back up to 19(42-23), forcing UMass to call a timeout and regroup, which was unsuccessful asUAlbany kept a tight grip on the lead, going into halftime with the (52-28). From thatpoint on UAlbany never looked back as they ended the third period up by 27 (77-50 ) andended the game with a 24 point victory (93-69), with there leaders Tate and Fequirerleading the team in scoring (Tate,22 and Fequirer, 20)

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